Record number of entries for 2012 Perth Masters
The draw has been made for the 2012 Ramada Perth Masters, the 36th time this event will take place in Perth, Scotland. Click here to view.
Following hard on the heels of the very successful World Junior Curling Championships held at Dewars Centre Perth in March 2011, forty teams including twenty one from overseas, applied to take part in the Perth Masters 2012.
The organising committee have narrowed them down to 32 and believe they have assembled one of the most exciting fields ever to be seen in Scotland, combine this with an increased Prize Pot Totalling £17,000 a first prize of £6,000 and the weekend of 5th -8th January 2012 is shaping up to be a Curling Bonanza!!
For the first time in the history of the Masters a spot has been awarded to the winner of the Curl Atlantic Championship, an event taking place in New Brunswick in late September 2011. This event will consist of the best twelve men’s teams from the East Coast of Canada.
Another exciting addition to the Ramada Perth Masters 2012 is the use of time clocks to only count “thinking time”. The plan is to use this approach for the Knockout Stages only.
The clock goes off when the players throws the stone. The reason is that time clocks, a innovation created to speed up the game, would normally stop as soon as the stone stopped. However, if a team was losing, they would throw more draw shots which take time. The team that is winning throws more hits and thus ends up with more time if needed. So to even out this discrepancy the WCT introduced this to their events in recent years.
About Perth Masters www.perthmasters.com
The Perth Masters event was inaugurated in 1971 and the trophy was contested every year until 1987. The event was restored as the premier event in the Domestic and European Curling Calendar in 1994 and has continued to the current day supported by Ramada Hotels during all this time. Throughout the history of the event the organising committee have consistently attracted the best in the world to travel from near and far to compete and without question some of the greatest teams & individuals from the game of curling have lifted the Masters Trophy.
About Dewars Centre www.dewarscentre.co.uk
Dewars Centre in Perth, the Fair City at the heart of Scotland! Opened in 1990 as a state-of-the-art curling ice rink and indoor bowling arena, the Centre has evolved over the years into a first class business and function facility as well as an internationally acclaimed sporting arena. Easily accessed by road, rail and air from all parts of Scotland and the UK, located next to Perth Leisure Pool, Dewars Centre is only 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre shopping and visitor attractions such as the Museum, the Concert Hall and the Fergusson Gallery. Many of the town’s hotels, guest houses and Bed and Breakfast accommodation are also nearby.
With 300 car parking spaces on site and full disabled access, Dewars Centre is a unique multi-purpose venue located in Perth within easy driving distance from all of Scotland’s major cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.
Perth Masters is an event on the CURLING CHAMPIONS TOUR www.curlingchampionstour.org